Movies like Paycheck

If you like "Paycheck" you are looking for futuristic, exciting and twists and turns movies about / with memory loss, frame up, on the run, changing the past or future, chase, lottery and laser themes of Action, Mystery and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA or Canada.
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Paycheck (2003)
 6.3
 96K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.
Style: futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, serious, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, tech noir, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, changing the past or future, chase, lottery, laser, engineer, prophecy, millionaire, scientist, mystery, betrayal, riddles and clues, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, imaginary, chases and races, memory, technology, investigation, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington

Most similar movies to Paycheck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and futuristic films with plots about chase, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, murder, chases and races and pistol mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Paycheck: Minority Report (2002), Deja Vu (2006), Eagle Eye (2008), The Maze Runner (2014), The 6th Day (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.7
 453K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: suspenseful, interesting, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, frame up, future dystopia, psychic, cyberpunk, fugitives, police investigation, neo noir, foreknowledge, fbi, crime, evidence ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 268K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, shooting, destiny, crimes, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 163K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, fbi, computers and web, law enforcement, surveillance, mysterious character, life turned upside down, investigation, fugitives, technology, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 372K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, isolation, adventure, apocalypse, trapped, young heroes, imaginary, danger, youth, on the run, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 108K
The 6th Day (2000)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: cloning, genetic engineering, murder, cyberpunk, good versus evil, back from the dead, helicopter, birthday, crimes, suburbs, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: future, twentieth century, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 71K
Abduction (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: on the run, chase, danger, young heroes, life turned upside down, hidden identity, teenager, chases and races, cia, past, youth, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, danger, a.i., computers and web, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, memory loss, heroes, society ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 13K
Freejack (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, time travel, on the run, murder, fish out of water, immortality, bounty hunter, investigation, lovers reunited, future dystopia, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 161K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, androids and robots, murder, robot, cyberpunk, human existence, future dystopia, special agents, life is a bitch, physical appearance ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 50K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, martial arts, time machine, senator, heroic mission, chases and races, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, politics, crimes ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1860s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 29K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, disorder, femme fatale, uncover truth, dishonesty, undercover, power relations, hidden identity, mysterious character, conspiracy, industry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 223K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world domination, double agent, memory loss, future dystopia, suspicion, false memory, cyberpunk, mars, betrayal, resistance fighter, secret agent, gatling gun ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 269K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, outer space, cyberpunk, mars, memory loss, secret agents, technology gone awry, space colony, false memory, secret, mutant, secret agent ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 483K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: tense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, hitman, on the run, sent to the past, organized crime, violence, danger, time loop, self sacrifice, young man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, tough heroes, escape, amnesia, assassin, uncover truth, car chase, haunted by the past, memory loss, government agency, secret agents, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, barcelona spain, hamburg germany, langley virginia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 385K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, intelligence, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, betrayal, tough girl, telepathy, immortality, rivalry, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, berlin germany, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 78K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, soul transference, laboratory, body snatching, hidden identity, uncover truth, manhunt, mad scientist, chase, dealing with death, moral dilemma, secret laboratory ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.8
 1.7M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, tense, futuristic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, survival, imaginary, young heroes, virus, zombie, confined, danger, desert, escape, resistance, disease ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 229K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mysterious character, coma, taxi driver, investigation, hotel, hidden identity, hospital, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the year 2074, the cybernetics market is dominated by two rival companies: USA's Pinwheel Robotics and Japan's Kobayashi Electronics. Cyborgs are commonplace, used for anything from soldiers to prostitutes. Casella Reese is a prototype ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporation, explosion, assassin, robot, on the run, chase, rivalry, rescue, hitman, a.i., strong sexual content, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 21K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien, on the run, manhunt, protagonist as suspect, future dystopia, chases and races, space and aliens, imaginary, fugitives, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, corruption, danger, tough heroes, spy, secret agents, on the run, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, madrid, europe, moscow russia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 39K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, survival, danger, military, escapades, save the world, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, battles ...
Time: near future, future
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 126K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, resistance, massacre, gadget ...
Time: future, near future, twentieth century, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 98K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, chase, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, experiment, manipulation, child in peril, memory, danger, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 136K
Next (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies ...
Style: mind bending, exciting, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: changing the past or future, psychic, foreknowledge, destiny, danger, supernatural ability, save the day, supernatural, hopes, time travel, chase, a vision ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 131K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, danger, race against time, riddles and clues, chases and races, memory loss, museum, amnesia, chase, treasure hunt, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, mind control, conspiracy, kidnapping, save the day, erased memory, technology, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: shanghai china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 26K
Erased (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, assassination, on the run, cia agent, secret agents, secret, daughter, cover-up, life turned upside down, chases and races, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, new jersey, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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